Monday, March 30, 2009

What's in a Picture

So, a few of you know me on Facebook too. I put a few of the "other" pics up there. I'll admit it, I was bored, and feeling boring, so I just felt like doing something.

Now I was careful to set the pic properties for Friends Only. Not Friends of Friends, or Everyone. Just friends. And there is one Friend on my facebook list that is different than the rest. Or should I say she was a friend on facebook.

I don't know if it was shock, or what. But when she fired up facebook on Saturday those pics were on her home page. I figure they were on everyone's homepage. But this particular friend wasn't ammused. So, she removed our friends status. Concerned that the next time she logs on she will have her daughter looking over her shoulder, and she didn't want to have to explain how she knows me. Or what the heck is going on.

When I got to work I messaged her, and she responded about the pics. And that she removed me as a friend because she didn't want to have to worry about prying eyes.

This particular friend and I have a lot of history together. And her kids are aware of that history. I don't know that they recognise me from the facebook thing, or if I'm just one of her friends. But she didn't want to have to deal with that. I understand. But she asked why I put them up. I said I was boring, and that I wanted to shake myself up, which is true, to the best of my ability to figure out. Well, she thinks that's shit. Actually, she said crap. Maybe. I don't think so. She does.

I don't think we share perspective. But I'm not feeling like I have to appologies. And that is a big improvement for me. And she doesn't feel like she has to have her way about this. And that's a big improvement too.

Before I put the pics up I knew I would take them down sooner rather than later. They served their purpose for me, they shook me up. Not I can find something else to shake me up.


  1. You centainly have the key to shaking up a lot of people ;-D

  2. She has a point, to be honest.

    Facebook is a little TOO public, I think.